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Address: Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi...

The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936

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Home of the master

When Aalto designed this small house for his young family in the 1930's he wasn't yet so famous and well off, in case you wonder why it is so small and rather crowded. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Heli P
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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220 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When Aalto designed this small house for his young family in the 1930's he wasn't yet so famous and well off, in case you wonder why it is so small and rather crowded. The location is now central Munkkiniemi but back then it was open landscape with a view to the sea. The ground floor is divided into study, living... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with insights into Aalto's life and his design ideas. Also visit the studio a short stroll away and go down by the water for a coffee in the cafe there.

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This office of Alvar Aalto shows how cosy an office can be. Guides can tell you interesting stories about the famous architect and his wives. Be curious and ask!

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Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aalto House is a museum built in the former home of Alvar Aalto, the most famous Finnish architect (1898-1976). The building is a transition work by Aalto, between his periods of White Functionalism and Romantic Functionalism, and it was finished in 1936. The furniture is original, and many solutions seem rather modern even today. There are regular guided tours... More 

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UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were extremely looking forward to visiting the house on our one day in Helsinki. Having made the journey we discovered the house was only open at 3 times during the day. We happened to be 5minutes late for the final viewing/tour of the day. The guide did not let us in or acknowledge we were waiting outside. This was... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were actually unable to go inside despite our special trip since the place has a meager schedule to be open. We were able to wall entirely around it and get a sense of the house itself. It is lovely and the design has weathered the years as has the actual structure it seems. It is easy to get to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

..you must see this: his home and working place. Beautiful place connected with the nature around. All the personal items of the great architecture. Don't forget to visit their toilet!

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Haacht, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are interested in the architecture designed by Alvar Aalto, it is always great to see how the architect himself lived. The house looks like a modern bungalow, but it was designed and built in 1936. It is a modest, but cosy building. I loved how all the living areas are oriented to the south and have large windows... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Supr visit with good informative guide. Such a lovely house and still so very modern feeling. So easy to get to on the 14 tram. Take it to the end of the line afterwards down to a peaceful waterfront park. Really super visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A must visit for architects and intirior designers, lots of history, furniture designed from Aalto, very cozy place, lots of inspiration and history matirial

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